Pronunciation: (yOOp'su-lon", -lun, up'-; esp. Brit. yOOp-sī'lun), [key]
1. the 20th letter of the Greek alphabet (Υ, υ).
2. the vowel sound represented by this letter.
3. Also called up'silon par"ticle, Physics.any of a family of heavy, short-lived, neutral mesons that are composed of a bottom quark and its antiquark. Symbol: Υ, υ
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